IRVINE — Two Coco's and Carrows restaurant managers are driving in style now that each has won a brand new BMW 325i in a company-sponsored challenge to increase guest counts.
The two BMW winners are Linda Boersma, general manager of Carrows Restaurant in El Centro and Sylvia Shih, general manager of Coco's Bakery Restaurant in Carpinteriaf. The winners were announced Feb. 28 at a company-wide general manager's conference held at the Disneyland Hotel.
The luxury-car winners developed the most creative and effective programs to increase guest visits during a yearlong, company-sponsored challenge introduced in March 2001 by David Devoy, president of Coco's and Carrows.
"When we proposed this challenge, we knew we had a lot of really creative, dedicated managers in place and were hopeful that they would stretch their creativity to the limits to come up with some great ways to increase guest counts," said Devoy. "They delivered everything we had hoped for and more. Whether by design or coincidence, each of the winning ideas featured broad-based programs steeped in community relations."